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I need to research more about this game strategies, but I don't know what is its name in English.

The game is like this (the gadget is just named Picture Puzzle):

Game image

The objective is to slide the blank cell to the lower-right cell.

What exactly is its name? And is it considered a board-game?

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Looks like the objective is to solve the puzzle. –  Callithumpian May 5 '12 at 13:21
    
@Callithumpian Yeah, I forgot to mention it. I think it is pretty popular thought. Bad thing is, in my language, there is no word to describe that game, we just call them like "Picture Puzzle" :( I need a exactly name, so that I can use Google to research more about it. –  DatVM May 5 '12 at 13:23
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This belongs on Arqade. –  zzzzBov May 5 '12 at 18:01
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@zzzzBov: just because there are videogame implementation of this game, it does not really classify it as a videogame. I think it is on topic here, as it is a request for an English word. I think noone would vote to close if the question was, for instance, "what is the name of that game where you jump over a rope?". –  nico May 6 '12 at 8:47

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These are sliding puzzles.

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The "15 puzzle" since in the 1880s popular version the tiles were numbered 1 to 15 ... LINK
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Other people that sell these call them sliding tile puzzles.

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